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 On a lone walk from Cloudmaker to Paralyser I had missed the P. cairn. On a lone walk from Cloudmaker to Paralyser I had missed the P. cairn.
-Bill assured me that he knew this well, so I would leave that to him. Having heard of several people who had had difficulties coming down the Guauogang ​Buttress I thought it best that I get myself up there and con that bit. This I did and that section was taped. Was I glad that I did so, as you+Bill assured me that he knew this well, so I would leave that to him. Having heard of several people who had had difficulties coming down the Guouogang ​Buttress I thought it best that I get myself up there and con that bit. This I did and that section was taped. Was I glad that I did so, as you
 will hear later. will hear later.
 I also made the decision that I would try to make the base of Kooriecane I also made the decision that I would try to make the base of Kooriecane
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 Warwick Blayden kindly supplied us with times which had been done by Butt and Reps in 1965. They had started at 0622 and arrived at Cloudmaker Warwick Blayden kindly supplied us with times which had been done by Butt and Reps in 1965. They had started at 0622 and arrived at Cloudmaker
 at 0915. At this point we were 35 mins behind their time. We had no intention of trying to equal their times but I noticed that they had rested at the top of each "​up"​ as well as at the bottom, 17 thins on C. 25 mine on at 0915. At this point we were 35 mins behind their time. We had no intention of trying to equal their times but I noticed that they had rested at the top of each "​up"​ as well as at the bottom, 17 thins on C. 25 mine on
-Paralyser and 12 mins on Guauogang, so I thought that if we didn't stop: at+Paralyser and 12 mins on Guouogang, so I thought that if we didn't stop: at
 the top, except to sign the books, and "​rested"​ an the descents we could save some time. the top, except to sign the books, and "​rested"​ an the descents we could save some time.
 Lunch (?) at Kanangra Creek occupied 18 mine. We took1.45 his Lunch (?) at Kanangra Creek occupied 18 mine. We took1.45 his
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 the "Kairn Kickers"​ hadn't stubbed their toes on this one, nor the next which marks the "​turn-off"​ on Nth. P. ridge where you fall down to the start of the "Kairn Kickers"​ hadn't stubbed their toes on this one, nor the next which marks the "​turn-off"​ on Nth. P. ridge where you fall down to the start of
 Nooroo Gable. If you "​hit"​ the Kanangra anywhere between Nooroo Gully and jenolan Ck the general direction of up will take you on to the Gable.. Nooroo Gable. If you "​hit"​ the Kanangra anywhere between Nooroo Gully and jenolan Ck the general direction of up will take you on to the Gable..
-Butt and Reei had "​done" ​Guauogang ​in 1.53 so we thought anything under 2-1- his would be good; going, but we were also fully aware that daylight was fast running out and rockclimbing the last part of Nooroo in the semi4arkness would not be a profitable exercise. Nor would getting off G. on to the Buttress.+Butt and Reei had "​done" ​Guouogang ​in 1.53 so we thought anything under 2-1- his would be good; going, but we were also fully aware that daylight was fast running out and rockclimbing the last part of Nooroo in the semi4arkness would not be a profitable exercise. Nor would getting off G. on to the Buttress.
 All these thoughts were in our minds as we munched our scroggin and drank the delicious Kanangra water with which we filled our wine-skins. Perhaps our "​psyching up" and the fading daylight gave our feet wings for we made G. trig by 5.45 pm (1745)9 two hours after starting from the river. The sun was setting and there was just enough light to sign the book. All these thoughts were in our minds as we munched our scroggin and drank the delicious Kanangra water with which we filled our wine-skins. Perhaps our "​psyching up" and the fading daylight gave our feet wings for we made G. trig by 5.45 pm (1745)9 two hours after starting from the river. The sun was setting and there was just enough light to sign the book.
 Back south to the knoll where we would drop off on to the Easterly G. Buttress. The half moon was slowly dropping towards the horizon behind us, tree cover was thick so the torches had to come out. This ridge, although not so taxing in daylight became a nightmare in the dark. God knows how many times we were on the point of collapsing in a heap and staying put till Back south to the knoll where we would drop off on to the Easterly G. Buttress. The half moon was slowly dropping towards the horizon behind us, tree cover was thick so the torches had to come out. This ridge, although not so taxing in daylight became a nightmare in the dark. God knows how many times we were on the point of collapsing in a heap and staying put till
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